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  1. Management of nasal valve collapse (NVC) in patients with a septal deviation can be challenging. Our objective was to determine the opinions of Canadian Otolaryngologists regarding the diagnosis and management...

    Authors: Yiqiao Wang and James P. Bonaparte
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:71
  2. Rhinitis medicamentosa is a non-allergic form of rhinitis that is typically caused by prolonged use of topical nasal decongestants. This condition commonly affects young adults and treatment is not trivial. We...

    Authors: James Fowler, Christopher J. Chin and Emad Massoud
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:70
  3. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common indication for adenotonsillectomy in children. Home-based sleep oximetry continues to be used in the diagnosis of pediatric OSA despite a lack of correlation wi...

    Authors: C. Carrie Liu, Kathleen H. Chaput, Valerie Kirk and Warren Yunker
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:69
  4. Inferior turbinoplasty (IT) and adenoidectomy (Ad) are frequently resorted to in children with chronic rhinitis (CR) refractory to medical therapy. The aim of this study is to document the long-term improvemen...

    Authors: Ahmed Mourad, Hussein Jaffal, Ismaeel El-Hakim and Hamdy El-Hakim
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:68
  5. There are no studies in the literature, comparing the functional and anatomical successes of the use of fascial and perichondrial grafts in endoscopic type 1 tympanoplasties.

    Authors: Kadir Özdamar and Alper Sen
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:67
  6. Otologic diseases are often difficult to diagnose accurately for primary care providers. Deep learning methods have been applied with great success in many areas of medicine, often outperforming well trained h...

    Authors: Devon Livingstone, Aron S. Talai, Justin Chau and Nils D. Forkert
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:66
  7. Knowledge of the cochlear implant array’s precise position is important because of the correlation between electrode position and speech understanding. Several groups have provided recent image processing evid...

    Authors: Kayvan Nateghifard, David Low, Lola Awofala, Dilakshan Srikanthan, Jafri Kuthubutheen, Michael Daly, Harley Chan, Jonathan Irish, Joseph Chen, Vincent Lin and Trung Ngoc Le
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:65
  8. Parotidectomy is a common treatment option for parotid neoplasms and the complications associated with this procedure can cause significant morbidity. Reconstruction following parotidectomy is utilized to addr...

    Authors: Cory Donovan Bovenzi, Peter Ciolek, Meghan Crippen, Joseph M. Curry, Howard Krein and Ryan Heffelfinger
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:64
  9. Transoral robotic and laser surgery is rising in popularity due to the increasing incidence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related oropharyngeal cancer. However, adequate exposure of the tongue base remains a ...

    Authors: Jeffson Chung, Adam Bender-Heine and H. Wayne Lambert
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:62
  10. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective management algorithm for lesions of third or fourth branchial sinuses.

    Authors: Yun Li, Kexing Lyu, Yihui Wen, Yang Xu, Fanqin Wei, Haocheng Tang, Siyu Chen, Zhangfeng Wang, Xiaolin Zhu, Weiping Wen and Wenbin Lei
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:61
  11. The Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign aims to raise awareness amongst physicians and patients regarding unnecessary tests and treatment. The otology/neurotology subspecialty group within the Canadian Society of ...

    Authors: Andrew K. Ma, Julian Nedzelski, Joseph Chen, Trung Le, Paul Mick, Jane Lea, David Morris, Margaret Aron, Sumit Agrawal, Lorne Parnes, Tamara Mijovic and Vincent Lin
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:60
  12. There is evidence to suggest that rates of hearing loss are increasing more rapidly than the capacity of traditional audiometry resources for screening. A novel innovation in tablet, self-administered portable...

    Authors: Mark Bastianelli, Amy E. Mark, Arran McAfee, David Schramm, Renée Lefrançois and Matthew Bromwich
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:59
  13. Cholesteatoma is a destructive, erosive growth of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear cleft. Following treatment with a canal wall-up (CWU) tympanomastoidectomy, surveillance of residual and rec...

    Authors: David L. Choi, Michael K. Gupta, Ryan Rebello and Jason D. Archibald
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:58
  14. The aim of this letter is to respond to a commentary on a published article on the middle fossa approach to BONEBRIDGE implantation with self-drilling screws published by the senior authors.

    Authors: Peng You, Lauren H. Siegel, Zahra Kassam, Matthew Hebb, Lorne Parnes, Hanif Ladak and Sumit Kishore Agrawal
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:57

    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:56

  15. Authors: C. Carnevale, M. Tomás-Barberán, G. Til-Pérez, E. Enchev and P. Sarría-Echegaray
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:56

    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:35

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:57

  16. The recommended treatment for cutaneous squamous cell cancer (CuSCC) of the head and neck is Mohs surgical excision or wide local excision. Excision is recommended to a gross surgical margin of 4–6 mm however ...

    Authors: T. J. Phillips, B. N. Harris, M. G. Moore, D. G. Farwell and A. F. Bewley
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:55
  17. Considerable evidence now indicates that individuals living in underprivileged neighbourhoods have higher rates of mortality and morbidity independent of individual-level characteristics. This study explored t...

    Authors: Grace Margaret Scott, Corliss Best, Kevin Fung, Michael Gupta, Doron D. Sommer, Christopher Szeto and Damian Christopher Micomonaco
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:54
  18. Snoring is a main concern in patients who consult an otolaryngologist (ENT physicians) and patients who have cardiovascular comorbidities or excessive daytime sleepiness who usually consult with other speciali...

    Authors: Constanza Salas, Jorge Dreyse, Andrea Contreras, Gonzalo Nazar, Constanza Astorquiza, Rodrigo Cabezon, Gonzalo Labarca and Jorge Jorquera
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:53
  19. Cold agglutinin disease (CAD) is a rare condition leading to blood agglutination and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Cutaneous ischemia resulting from CAD in the head and neck is uncommon. Treatment regimens and ...

    Authors: Scott Kohlert, Laurie McLean, Dimitrios Scarvelis and Calvin Thompson
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:52
  20. Molecular testing of thyroid nodules is a diagnostic tool used to better understand the nature of thyroid nodules. The aim of this study is to better comprehend the relationship between specific mutations and ...

    Authors: Joshua R. Krasner, Nourah Alyouha, Marc Pusztaszeri, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Galit Avior and Richard J. Payne
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:51
  21. Post-operative periorbital ecchymosis and edema following rhinoplasty is a well-known sequela of surgery. Unfortunately, this can be a source of distress for patients, resulting in a longer post-operative reco...

    Authors: L. Sowerby, L. M. Kim, W. Chow and C. Moore
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:50
  22. Acute invasive fungal infections of the head and neck secondary to tyrosine kinase inhibitors are rare and potentially life-threatening events.

    Authors: Marco A. Mascarella, Lorne Schweitzer, Mahmoud Alreefi, Jennifer Silver, Derin Caglar, Vivian G. Loo, Keith Richardson, Philippe Dufresne, Todd C. Lee and Nader Sadeghi
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:49
  23. Epistaxis is the most common symptom of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), affecting more than 98% of adults with HHT, with significant impact on quality of life. Floseal® has been shown to be effect...

    Authors: John M. Lee, Vincent Wu, Marie E. Faughnan, Andrea Lasso, Andrea Figol and Shaun J. Kilty
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:48
  24. Head and neck cancer during pregnancy is uncommon. Specifically, laryngeal cancer in pregnancy has only been previously reported 10 times. HPV p16+ supraglottic cancer during pregnancy has never been described...

    Authors: Jakob Pugi, Marc Levin and Michael Gupta
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:47
  25. Despite advances in surgical technique, postoperative hemorrhage remains a common cause of mortality and morbidity for patients following tonsillectomy. Application of biomaterials at the time of tonsillectomy...

    Authors: Lumei Liu, Cole Rodman, Noah E. Worobetz, Jed Johnson, Charles Elmaraghy and Tendy Chiang
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:45
  26. The objective of this study is to compare the oncologic outcomes of CO2 transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) and radiotherapy (RT) for treatment of T1 glottic carcinoma.

    Authors: Michael F. Vaculik, Colin A. MacKay, S. Mark Taylor, Johnathan R. B. Trites, Robert D. Hart and Matthew H. Rigby
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:44
  27. Oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has become the predominant subsite for head and neck mucosal cancers (HNC) due to the rise of human papillomavirus (HPV) related disease. Previous studies have sugges...

    Authors: Han Zhang, Michael Xie, Marc Levin, Stuart D. Archibald, B. Stanley Jackson, J. E. M. Young and Michael K. Gupta
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:43
  28. To evaluate the possible predictive value and clinicopathological characteristics of Delphian lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

    Authors: Bin Wang, Xing-zhu Wen, Wei Zhang and Ming Qiu
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:42
  29. Conservative management of Warthin tumor (WT) may be a viable alternative to surgery, but there are concerns of missed malignancies on fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The purpose of this study is to meas...

    Authors: Thomas So, Axel Sahovaler, Anthony Nichols, Kevin Fung, John Yoo, Michele M. Weir and S. Danielle MacNeil
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:41
  30. Reported rates of thyroid cancer in Graves’ disease (GD) vary widely. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), including aggressive forms, in GD compared to ma...

    Authors: Eunice You, Marco A. Mascarella, Abrar Al Jassim, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Michael Tamilia, Marc Pusztaszeri and Richard J. Payne
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:40
  31. Myringotomy with ventilation tube (VT) insertion to treat recurrent acute otitis media and chronic secretory otitis media has become one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children. Although c...

    Authors: Jin Soo Song, Gerard Corsten and Liane B. Johnson
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:39
  32. The natural history of patients diagnosed with Eisenmenger’s Syndrome typically revolve around the pediatric population. Medical advances have allowed these patients to live longer and present with a different...

    Authors: Palak Suryavanshi, Sreejit Parameswaran, Nishant Sharma, Russell A. Murphy and Anil R. Sharma
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:38
  33. The goal of treatment for zygomaticomaxillary (ZM) complex (ZMC) fractures is to achieve stability and restore aesthetic appearance through three-dimensional reduction and rigid fixation. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Se Young Kim, Seung Min Nam, Eun Soo Park and Yong Bae Kim
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:36
  34. Bone conduction implants can be used in the treatment of conductive or mixed hearing loss. The BONEBRIDGE bone conduction implant (BB-BCI) is an active, transcutaneous device. BB-BCI implantation can be perfor...

    Authors: Peng You, Lauren H. Siegel, Zahra Kassam, Matthew Hebb, Lorne Parnes, Hanif M. Ladak and Sumit Kishore Agrawal
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:35

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:56

  35. A number of in vitro and clinical studies have suggested potential antineoplastic effects of metformin. The impact of this medication on outcomes in head and neck cancer is less clear. Our aim was to determine...

    Authors: Daniel J. Lee, Caitlin P. McMullen, Andrew Foreman, Shao Hui Huang, Lin Lu, Wei Xu, John R. de Almeida, Geoffrey Liu, Scott V. Bratman and David P. Goldstein
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:34
  36. Active tobacco smoking is a well-known risk factor for head and neck malignancy, and strong evidence has associated tobacco as the main carcinogenic factor in squamous cell cancers of this region. Evidence sup...

    Authors: Sherif Idris, Abdulsalam Baqays, André Isaac, Jason K. M. Chau, Karen H. Calhoun and Hadi Seikaly
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:33
  37. Central giant cell granulomas are benign tumours of the mandible, presenting in children and young adults. Divided into non- and aggressive subtypes, the aggressive subtype is relatively rare and can occasiona...

    Authors: Yiqiao Wang, Andre Le, Dina El Demellawy, Mary Shago, Michael Odell and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:32
  38. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Table 1. In the second columns of the ‘Radiology’ row, ‘Normal anterolateral sinus mucosa’ should read ‘Normal superolateral ...

    Authors: Jessica W. Grayson, Marina Cavada and Richard J. Harvey
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:31

    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:23

  39. Ectopic sinonasal teeth are uncommon. The classic approach to removal of such foreign bodies was the Caldwell-Luc. In recent years however, endoscopic approaches have become increasingly utilized. Despite this...

    Authors: Marc Levin and Doron D. Sommer
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:30
  40. Prescription opioid abuse has become a major issue across the world and especially in North America. Canada has the second highest number of opioid prescriptions per capita in the world, second only to the Uni...

    Authors: Mathew Biskup, Agnieszka Dzioba, Leigh J. Sowerby, Eric Monteiro and Julie Strychowsky
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:29
  41. Increased parental involvement in the decision-making process when considering elective surgeries for their children, termed shared decision-making (SDM), may lead to positive outcomes. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Yolanda Evong, Jill Chorney, Gilanders Ungar and Paul Hong
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:28
  42. There is a paucity of evidence comparing oncological and voice outcomes between T2a and T2b glottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients treated with transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). This study identified...

    Authors: David Forner, Matthew H. Rigby, Robert D. Hart, Jonathan R. Trites and S. Mark Taylor
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:27
  43. To investigate whether partial laryngectomy is a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the effect of different partial laryngectomy methods on OSA.

    Authors: Lei Ouyang, Liang Yi, Lin Wang, Qinglai Tang, Xinming Yang and Shisheng Li
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:26
  44. Patients undergoing salvage surgery for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are at high risk of postoperative complications due to the adverse effects of radiotherapy on wound healing. Malnutrition...

    Authors: Simon Andreas Mueller, Catherine Mayer, Beat Bojaxhiu, Carla Aeberhard, Philipp Schuetz, Zeno Stanga and Roland Giger
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:25
  45. The incidence of thyroid cancer (TC) is known to be very high in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. We performed a pilot survey study examining Toronto-area family physician (FP) perspectives on thyr...

    Authors: Arjun Kundra, David P. Goldstein, Kimberly Wintemute, Sangeet Ghai, Richard W. Tsang, Karuna Gupta, Donatus R. Mutasingwa, Jeff Weissberger, Ella Huszti, Patrick Brown, Huan Jiang and Anna M. Sawka
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:24
  46. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex disease that incorporates many different conditions. Currently, primary CRS is considered a disease of broad airway inflammation, however, the previous classification ...

    Authors: Jessica W. Grayson, Marina Cavada and Richard J. Harvey
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:31

  47. Cochlear implantation can result in post-operative vestibular dysfunction of unknown clinical significance. The objective of this study was to characterize the presence, magnitude, and clinical significance of...

    Authors: Michael Yong, Emily Young, Jane Lea, Hannah Foggin, Erica Zaia, Frederick K. Kozak and Brian D. Westerberg
    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:22